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Story Contributors: Mike Ingham, Paul Abdullah

North Clients 1,2,3,4 at the 75th Thistle Nationals

Congratulations Sam Ingham, Jonathan Duffett and Tanya Cuprak

📸  Tim Wilkes @timwilkesphoto

The 75th Thistle National Championship took place at the Cleveland Yachting Club this past week, placing many North Sails Thistle Class enthusiasts on the #NSVictoryList.

With 96 boats competing, the racing in this One Design fleet was fierce. After the selection segment of racing, the fleet was separated into the Championship Fleet (40 boats) and the President Fleet (56 boats).

Samuel Ingham with crew Jonathan Duffett and Tanya Cuprak bested his father, an 8-time Thistle National Champion to win at this year’s National Championship. Mike Ingham, a North Sails One Design Expert, placed second with his wife Delia and Dan Fien. Ed Adams with Neal Fowler and Kira Munger placed 3rd overall, and Brian Joyce with crew Sean Joyce and Braden Joyce placed 4th overall.

 

2021 Thistle Nationals winners 📸  Tim Wilkes @timwilkesphoto

Story Contributors

Podium Sweep at the 75th Thistle Nationals headshot
Mike Ingham

One Design Expert —

Mike Ingham has over 25 National and Continental Championships in multiple competitive one-design classes. He has a passion for sharing with others through coaching and writing. He was recently named 2017 Coach of the Year by US Sailing for his...

Podium Sweep at the 75th Thistle Nationals headshot
Paul Abdullah

One Design Expert —

Paul is an accomplished sailor with multiple titles including the J/70 World Championship in 2014. Paul is also a specialist in the J/24, Thistle and Y-Flyer classes.